Terms and Conditions of Usage

WWW.WESTBASIN.ORG

It is important to read the following terms of use. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to abide by these terms. 1). The West Basin website is created and designed for the purpose of communicating general information with users of the Internet by electronic means. West Basin does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or confidentiality of any such communications.

2). Trademark and Copyright by West Basin, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All materials published on the site are protected, owned, or controlled by West Basin, or the party listed as the provider of the content, software, or other materials. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without the written permission of West Basin.

3). West Basin reserves the right to modify, update, or alter these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications.

4). Communications made through this site’s e-mail and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to West Basin or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against West Basin or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to WEST BASIN is required by any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.

5). This website, www.westbasin.org, is an Official West Basin Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution under Federal, State, and local law. West Basin and its agents may monitor and audit the usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.

6). Use of the NAME, INITIALS, or SEAL of West Basin is restricted by law and may be used only with written permission by West Basin.

7). UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the Site for home, noncommercial and personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark, and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the site.

8). You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on this site, nor shall you upload, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish on the site (i) any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent materials; (ii) any materials which infringe any intellectual property right of any third party or advertise or otherwise solicit funds or is a solicitation for goods and services; or (iii) any materials containing a virus or other harmful component. While West Basin has no obligation to monitor the Site and is not responsible for the content of any messages, information, or files transmitted on the Site, West Basin reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post, or take other appropriate action with respect to such messages, information, or files which West Basin, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use.

9). The information provided on this site, and links to other related websites, are provided as a courtesy to site visitors only, and are in no manner an endorsement, recommendation, or approval of any person, any product, or any service contained on any other website.

10). West Basin is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of the site or with respect to the material contained on the site, including, without limitation, any material posted on the site. THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WEST BASIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY WEST BASIN, OR A THIRD PARTY.

11) WEST BASIN operates this site from its offices in Carson, Calif. and makes no representations that materials in this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this site from other locations, you do so at your own risk, and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

12). This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California as applied to agreements made and to be performed entirely therein. Any action brought to enforce the Agreement or in connection with this Site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts in Los Angeles County, California.